Building Departments in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska

There are 5 Building Departments in Anchorage Municipality, Alaska, serving a population of 298,225 people in an area of 1,707 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 59,645 people, and 1 Building Department per 341 square miles.

In Alaska, Anchorage Municipality is ranked 5th of 29 boroughs and census areas in Building Departments per capita, and 1st of 29 boroughs and census areas in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Anchorage Municipality Building Departments

Find Anchorage Municipality, Alaska building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Anchorage Building Department 3600 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 4700 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Municipality Planning & Dev Department 632 West 6th Avenue Anchorage, AK

Anchorage Planning Department 4700 Elmore Road Anchorage, AK

USGSA Building Department in Anchorage 222 West 7th Avenue Anchorage, AK

About the Anchorage Municipality Building Department

Building Departments in Anchorage Municipality, AK are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Anchorage Municipality DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Anchorage Municipality, Alaska building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Anchorage Municipality building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Anchorage Municipality, AK zoning laws and requirements

Anchorage Municipality Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Anchorage Municipality Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Anchorage Municipality Residential Housing Units
 Anchorage MunicipalityAlaska
Total Housing Units116,493315,386
Occupied Housing Units106,524 (91.4%)253,462 (80.4%)
Anchorage Municipality Occupied Residential Buildings
 Anchorage MunicipalityAlaska
Single-Family Detached Homes52,833 (49.6%)155,720 (61.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes13,990 (13.1%)21,278 (8.4%)
2 Apartments6,025 (5.7%)13,675 (5.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments10,428 (9.8%)19,076 (7.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments6,659 (6.3%)11,888 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments11,482 (10.8%)20,004 (7.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,107 (4.8%)11,821 (4.7%)
Anchorage Municipality Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Anchorage MunicipalityAlaska
2014 or Later827 (0.8%)2,447 (1.0%)
2010 to 20132,830 (2.7%)7,750 (3.1%)
2000 to 200912,981 (12.2%)41,555 (16.4%)
1980 to 199940,534 (38.1%)99,949 (39.4%)
1960 to 197941,709 (39.2%)82,374 (32.5%)
1940 to 19597,300 (7,300.0%)15,762 (15,762.0%)
1939 or Earlier343 (0.3%)3,625 (1.4%)
Anchorage Municipality Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Anchorage MunicipalityAlaska
1 Room2,047 (1.9%)6,875 (2.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms69,370 (65.1%)162,949 (64.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms41,200 (38.7%)98,162 (38.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms28,202 (26.5%)63,032 (24.9%)
8 or More Rooms20,965 (19.7%)41,820 (16.5%)
Anchorage Municipality Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Anchorage MunicipalityAlaska
No Bedroom2,227 (2.1%)7,604 (3.0%)
1 Bedroom9,672 (9.1%)28,709 (11.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms69,370 (65.1%)162,949 (64.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms25,255 (23.7%)54,200 (21.4%)
Anchorage Municipality Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Anchorage MunicipalityAlaska
With Complete Plumbing Facilities105,789 (99.3%)243,032 (95.9%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities105,707 (99.2%)245,180 (96.7%)